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Re: SVG12: charset parameter for image/svg+xml

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Mon, 01 Nov 2004 21:14:02 +0100
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org, ietf-types@iana.org
Message-ID: <41d196e1.630693569@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Chris Lilley wrote:
>BH>  which is expensive and unlikely to happen. In fact, a number
>BH> of deployed tools already don't do that, for example the W3C Markup
>BH> Validator would need to be updated with special code for image/svg+xml
>BH> in order to comply with the registration.
>Incorrect; see above.

The W3C Markup Validator considers resources such as

  Content-Type: image/svg+xml;charset=iso-8859-1

  <?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>

ISO-8859-1 encoded. If it is incorrect that the W3C Markup Validator
needs to change you either want that all processors treat the resource
ISO-8859-1 encoded in which case there is not really a point in not
allowing an optional charset parameter, or you want two classes of non-
interoperable processors, where some consider it ISO-8859-1 and others
consider it UTF-8. Which one is it?
Received on Monday, 1 November 2004 20:14:53 UTC

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